Victory today for LGBTQ rights from the Supreme Court of Canada in Trinity Western University law school decision

June 15, 2018 – Frances Mahon is delighted to announce that the Supreme Court of Canada delivered a profound victory for the LGBTQ community today, confirming the Law Societies of Ontario and British Columbia’s refusal to accredit Trinity Western University’s proposed school of law. The majority of the Court held that the mandatory nature of …

Frances Mahon achieves victory for water and land defenders in Kinder Morgan injunction dispute at B.C. Supreme Court

March 15, 2018 - Frances Mahon appeared in the B.C. Supreme Court today, arguing that an injunction sought by Kinder Morgan against water and land defenders would injure freedom of expression and the right to protest. Although the injunction was granted, water and land defenders at Camp Cloud and Kwekwecnewtxw (the Watch House) will be permitted to …

Frances Mahon appears at the Supreme Court of Canada in landmark LGBTQ+ equality rights case

December 1, 2017 - Frances Mahon appeared in the Supreme Court of Canada today, providing the perspective of LGBTQ+ law students and legal professionals on behalf of Start Proud and the OUTlaws in Trinity Western University v. the Law Society of Upper Canada. Frances' submissions were featured on Xtra.ca: "Breaches of the covenant for sexual misconduct may be punished …

Start Proud and the OUTlaws’ submissions on Trinity Western University v. the Law Society of Upper Canada featured in today’s Globe & Mail

September 11, 2017- Start Proud and the OUTlaws were featured in today's Globe and Mail on their intervention in Trinity Western University v. the Law Society of Upper Canada: "Start Proud and OUTlaws, say in a joint filing that the Community Covenant means LGBTQ persons, including married ones, "can never be their authentic selves while attending …